Immigration to handle MM2H applications from October


PETALING JAYA: New applications for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme will be handled by the Immigration Department from October onwards.

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) said this followed the Home Ministry’s announcement during a press conference on MM2H on Aug 11.

“As all the processes related to legality and laws have been sorted out, all new applications will be processed and handled by the Immigration Department from October 2021.

“During this transition period, Motac, through the MM2H Centre, will handle matters related to existing participants until Sept 15.

“After that, all matters related to existing application processing and logistics services will be taken over completely by Immigration,” it said in a statement Thursday (Aug 26).

It said those who need more information could log on to the Immigration website at https://www.imi.gov.my/ or contact them at 03-8880 1555 / 1556.

Motac noted that it fully supported the continuation of the MM2H programme so that it contributed to the country's economy as well as promoted Malaysia on the international stage.

“We will continue to play a role in promoting the MM2H programme through Tourism Malaysia's involvement in introducing Malaysia as a long-term stay destination, especially for retirees and high-income personalities,” it added.

On Aug 11, Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz said the MM2H programme has been reactivated with several changes made to the policy.

The decision to bring back the programme was made following a Cabinet decision on July 14 and 30 as part of a strategy under the National Economic Recovery Plan to boost the country’s economy.

He said the temporary halt of the programme last year had enabled the ministry as well as Motac to review and re-evaluate the MM2H programme.

“New applications can be submitted beginning October, and this process will be overseen by the Immigration Department,” he had said.

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